Two Drake University Law School professors and legal writing instructors explore "Professionalism in the Real World," their recently published book by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Relevant and practical, "Professionalism in the Real World," walks the reader through the application of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in everyday situations. The authors, Lisa Penland and Melissa H. Weresh, provide countless humorous and heartening real-life examples of the ethical missteps of the unwary attorney. Chapters include coverage and discussion of ethical and procedural rules, communication, advocacy and transactional lawyering.
Useful advice and checklists throughout the book will point the lawyer in the right ethical direction from the early stages of client engagement to appeals. Students and new practitioners alike will greatly benefit from this essential guide.
About the authors
- Lisa Penland, professor of law at Drake University Law School. She currently teaches Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy and Contract Drafting.
- Melissa H. Weresh, professor of law and director of legal writing at Drake University Law School. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Writing Institute and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.